The process used throughout the school district to select and hire new employees generally follows these steps:
Step 1: When a position becomes available, it is posted to the vacancy list maintained on the Transylvania County Schools website. Vacancy announcements generally include a short description of the position, the location of the position, minimum qualifications for the position (such as licensure requirements), and the name and email address of the point of contact for questions regarding the vacancy. Under some circumstances, vacancies may also be listed in other media outlets, such as large-market newspapers and online classified advertisements.
Step 2: As they are submitted, applications are reviewed in consideration for the vacancy. While all active applications are eligible for review, priority review is given to applicants who have expressed a specific interest in the position to the point of contact listed in the vacancy announcement.
Step 3: Following the review of applications, selected candidates are invited to sit for individual interviews for the position. Interviews are most commonly conducted by an interview team that includes the Director of Human Resources, building principal or other immediate supervisor, and other representatives (teachers, parents, or others).
Step 4: Using input from the interview team, candidates are ranked in order of preference for the position. If a suitable candidate to fill the position is not identified during the interviews, then the vacancy is re-posted. Additional applications are received for review, a second round of interviews is conducted, and the cycle repeats until a suitable candidate is identified for the position.
Step 5: Employment references provided by the top candidate(s), including the candidate's most recent supervisor or employer, are checked.
Step 6: The top candidate for the position is contacted and extended an initial employment offer. This initial offer is contingent on several factors such as approval from the Board of Education and suitable results on further candidate screenings, including criminal background checks.
Step 7: The candidate schedules an appointment with Kelly Clark in the Human Resources Office to complete several routine pre-employment tasks that generally take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Step 8: Pending suitable results on criminal background checks and other applicable screenings, the candidate is formally recommended for employment to the Board of Education. Once approved by action of the Board, the candidate is officially employed to fill the position.
Applicants should observe several tips as they work toward employment with the district, including: